The African nations Cup has indeed been a boon to those of us who despair when offered umpteen channels showing 'pap' day by day. ITV4 has obtained the rights to show this African tournament and freed us from the banal. Mind you it must be said that much offered by the continents best has been pretty dire. In spite of some of the world's best players showing up I have occasionally despaired. Niggling fouls, overacting and referees who cannot tell when a foul on the goalkeeper is not a foul. Bah!
Still the alternative is programmes about houses, antiques and mediocre American dross. No sane person wishes such day after day. There again some of those programmes have been on the go for about 20 years! The Yank cop shows include offerings from the 70's! Dearie me. Football playing in the background is so much more acceptable, it's live, has a point, and interesting. Something that cannot be said about Jessica Fletcher!
The funny thing is some women object to football being shown. For reasons that escape me girlies appear to consider soap operas more important. Could it be their brains don't work properly?
Quite why the chap in the poster has 'Touch Down' on his rattle I fail to understand. FOOTBALL, played with the feet, has nothing to do with any game in which the ball is thrown by the hands.
Possibly it is one of the many mistakes the colonials go in for.